|The Royal Italian regiment. They need some tufts adding and a little tidying up but otherwise they're ready to go. [I have since painted their legs white as they’d be wearing gaiters by the WPS]|
Here is a sneak peak of one of the infantry battalions forming my French army for the War of the Polish Succession, the Royal Italien regiment. Right, I freely admit that I am fundging a few things with this army. I had the chance to buy the core of the army in bulk from Ebor Miniatures. Now, I know that Ebor’s figures are for the War of the Spanish Succession which ended 20 years before the WPS and 30 before the WAS, BUT I got a whacking great once only discount of approx 45% so this unit of about 40 figures cost me a tad over £20! A no brainer really and the French uniforms didn’t change very much until the middle of the SYW. So, if one is prepared to overlook the hairdos, which I am, that is how I’ve ended up with a big box of French infantry and cavalry, most of whom are finished and just in need of basing. My mate Barry painted 10 units of cavalry and six battalions of foot, and I have another six of foot, some artillery and commanders to do myself.
So, watch this space.
What a windfall! And this particular regiment is one I've long admired for its uniforms. Very eager to see more.ReplyDelete
Thanks Stokes. Button counters will no doubt protest but they can go away and boil their heads!Delete
I think that the French uniform of the War of the Polish Succession is really much like the WSS-uniform. The Buttons and buttonholes under the waistline were abolished during the 1730s. Nevertheless the uniforms of the 1720s on the contemporary Delaistre-plates are some of the most beautiful uniforms of the 18th century. The Gudenus-plates show some differences. Looking Forward to your next Units.ReplyDelete
Thanks. I'm not a purist when it comes to the bargain I got so buttons etc are not an issue.Delete
One of my favourite units Colin although they stopped wearing perriwigs. You could always give them a haircut. [Just joking] Great bargain buy you lucky so and so.ReplyDelete
Thanks Robbie. I will have to imagine they've been to Toni and Guys for a trim. I've just repainted their legs white but that will have to do. At least doing the WPS or WAS I won't be tempted to do the Gardes Lorraine!Delete
Excellent and quite a bargain...now let's see em in action Colin!ReplyDelete
A great bargain, so what else matters? Nice looking unit!ReplyDelete
Lovely stuff Colin...ReplyDelete
Also one of my favourite French units... I really like the combination of brown coats with red facings.
All the best. Aly